Foster Praises Innovation of 30 ‘Golden’ Companies

Oct 12, 2010

Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster today praised the innovation and export focus of 30 local companies which have won UK Great Taste Awards.

The Minister was speaking at a reception for the award winners at Invest Northern Ireland’s office in Belfast.  Thirty local companies gained over 100 gold stars for the quality, innovation and taste of their food and drink products.

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Arlene Foster is pictured with Paul and Patricia Getty of The Heatherlea in Bangor, who won a total of three Great Taste Awards.

Arlene Foster is pictured with Ted Jensen and Bettina Gigante of Ballyclare-based Big Ted's American Cookies, who won a Great Taste Award for their 'Snickerdoodle' cookie.

Arlene Foster is pictured with Esther Ruddell of White's of Tandragee, who won two Great Taste Awards.

Arlene Foster is pictured with Aisling McDwyer and Gabriel Stewart of Stewarts Butchers in Enniskillen, who won three Great Taste Awards.

Arlene Foster is pictured with Jilly Dougan and Peter Hannan of Moira-based Hannan Meats Ltd who won a total of seven Great Taste Awards.

Arlene Foster is pictured with Chris Martin of Fivemiletown Creamery in Fivemiletown, who won a total of five Great Taste Awards.

Arlene Foster is pictured with Simon Dougan of The Yellow Door Deli Ltd in Portadown, who won two Great Taste Awards.

Arlene Foster is pictured with John and Catherine Agnew from Ann's Pantry in Larne, who won a Great Taste Award for its Low GI Multiseed bread.

Arlene Foster is pictured with Brian McErlain and Liesa Johnston of Magherafelt-based McErlain's Bakery (Gensis Breads), who won two Great Taste Awards.

Arlene Foster is pictured with James and Brydlyn Quail of Banbridge-based Qualis Fine Foods, who won two Great Taste Awards for its steak.

Arlene Foster is pictured with Ross Thompson of Punjana, Belfast, who won five Great Taste Awards.

Arlene Foster is pictured with Christine Lynn of Downpatrick-based Finnebrogue, who won two Great Taste awards for its sausages.

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